Plus eight other pollies and their various corporate interests.
City Link has been one of the worst deals any government anywhere has ever negotiated on behalf of its motorists.
Pauline Hanson is trying her hand at another political comeback. Freelance writer Sally Whyte looks back through history at Australian politicians who came in from the political wilderness to electoral glory.
John Brumby's appointment to the COAG Reform Council is shabby and undeserved for a man of his parochial, protectionist record as premier of Victoria.
The ALP suits crammed into the function room of Lygon Street's legendary La Notte restaurant last Thursday to celebrate the first meeting of the Victorian party's new think tank 'Progressive Network' were restless.
Two contrasting ALP state election reviews have been launched in the last week and the differences between them is stark, and for the NSW party a tad embarrassing.
The by-election to replace former Victorian Premier John Brumby has been set for February 19. Labor's state administrative committee will meet next week, presumably to smooth the path for property developer (and brother of Eddie) Frank McGuire, writes William Bowe.
Australia's first election for the year will be a rather sedate affair.
The following events have been confirmed for the 2011 electoral calendar: NSW Labor's date for an election shellacking will be March 26, Johm Brumby's exit from politics will result in a by-election in a safe seat and four of the 15 seats in Tasmania's Legislative Council will become vacant this year, writes William Bowe.
When outgoing Victorian ALP state secretary Nick Reece took to the podium at the Melbourne Press Club yesterday to explain his campaign failure, but didn't actually admit to any mistakes, the ripples of discontent could be heard across the party's disillusioned and dwindling membership.